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February 12, 2014 10:39:25 PM

I'm building a gaming pc 2-3 weeks from now. I am going to be playing bf4, crysis and other graphically intense games. Are all of these parts compatible/ fit in my motherboard? If not, what parts do you recommend that is not too expensive?
Here are the computer parts:

Motherboard:ASrock H81m

Ram:Corsair Vengeance Blue 4GB x2

Graphics card:Gigabyte N760OC-2GD-AE GTX 760 OC, PCI-E 3.0, 2GB 256-bit DDR5,

CPU: Intel i5 3570k

Power supply:Corsair Builder Series CX500 500W

Os: windows 8

Case:NZXT Guardian 921 atx case

DVD drive:LITEON iHAS324

Hard disk drive:Western Digital WD
1TB Caviar Blue

Solid state drive: Intel 120gb ssd 530 series

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February 12, 2014 10:47:52 PM

Looks good and you shouldn't have a problem gaming a 1920x1080 maxed out. You will need a CPU cooler if you want to overclock the CPU (you have a K series so not overclocking would be a waste) the Hyper 212 EVO is a good low cost cooler, the stock intel cooler wont handle any overclocks at all. Install your operating system to the SSD for best results also.
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February 12, 2014 10:51:01 PM

The budget is $1500. I would over clock but it seems a but skeptical. If I'm not overclocking what intel i5 CPU should I get that is around the same price?
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February 12, 2014 11:00:59 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1463.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-13 02:01 EST-0500)

I went with an overkill PSU so you could add another GPU in SLI in the future. If you don't think you would ever want SLI you could go with a quality 600W - 650W PSU.
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February 12, 2014 11:10:56 PM

Great build short stuff but, the parts you have listed is for the us and parts in aus cost way more, so I don't think that it will fit in my budget...
Btw, will my graphics card I listed fit on the mother board I listed?
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February 12, 2014 11:16:28 PM

cannonrune said:
Great build short stuff but, the parts you have listed is for the us and parts in aus cost way more, so I don't think that it will fit in my budget...
Btw, will my graphics card I listed fit on the mother board I listed?


That's why I asked you to include all the information in the sticky. I had no way of knowing what country you lived in...

The GPU should work on that motherboard, but I have no idea why you would use a mini-ITX motherboard in a high-end gaming system. I would stick with a full-size ATX motherboard. I don't even think the NZXT Guardian 921 case supports mini-ITX motherboards.
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February 12, 2014 11:23:02 PM

Ok, what's a good atx mother board which is cheap?
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February 12, 2014 11:33:45 PM

Now that I know what country you're in and your budget, here's a build that comes in just a little over budget. If you're not interested in overclocking you can get rid of the CPU cooler since the stock cooler will work at stock speeds. I recommend getting the cooler and at least leaving the option of overclocking open if you have a little wiggle room in the budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($278.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($109.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($339.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($25.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($165.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1531.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-13 18:32 EST+1100)
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February 13, 2014 12:05:24 AM

Thanks heaps short stuff. Is there anything you can change to make the price come down $200, because I need to buy a monitor. Also, can you link me to some good overclocking for beginners tutorials?
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February 13, 2014 7:20:31 AM

Well, you can drop the CPU cooler and SSD and that's $190. You can always add them later if you want...
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